In a city that in no way sleeps, exactly where rooftop bars and
restaurants have been after thought of a trendy style. A spot exactly where the elite and
the in the know would go for a evening out. Having said that, somehow, Bangkok is now bustling
with rooftop bars of all shapes, sizes style and ambiance.
I don’t forget back in the day we could create about the top rated five or
10 rooftop bars in Bangkok simply because effectively there have been just that several. Now, I believe
there are close to 30. Possibly additional. There is a lot of competitors ground about
and rooftop bars frequently have to have to innovate to stand out.
When we appear for rooftop bars, we appear at 3 points – the view, signature cocktails and all round ambiance of the bar. Superior service and friendliness of the employees go devoid of saying.
In our most recent obtain of rooftop bars, we came across The View Bangkok on the 9th floor of Novotel Platinum Hotel. W had been seeing it on social media for pretty a even though such as a couple of pool parties, so it got us a bit curious to attempt it out.
Spoiler alert: we have been not expecting this. It turned out to be much better than we imagined.
Now this is what actually impressed us. We weren’t expecting such a cool ambiance and décor. We believed it would be like most other hotel bars – emotionless.
The initially factor that caught our interest was the colorful art on the walls – nearly graffiti-like. These are essential components simply because that is what tends to make it one of a kind. Can we say “instagrammable”?
The rest of the bar is the exact same. Colorful furnishings and components all about, which was actually refreshing to see. The View Bar has a wide variety of seating designs as effectively. Alternatively of the standard setup, they have bean bags, sofas, chairs, and even pool loungers – just take your choose. It provides it a quite urban, beach club vibe but higher up with a view.
We actually dig these cute loungers.
Like we stated – vibrant, bold and attractive. I could picture going back with some pals for day time dining and drinking till the sun went down. Possibly even beyond. A quite relaxing atmosphere for a rooftop bar and perfect for sundowners.
Typically they have a resident DJ – Bradly Hart playing at the bar but on this day he wasn’t there. You can go on their internet site and hear some of his tunes and mixes.
Did we mention the view?
When it may well only be on the 9th floor (most rooftop bars boast views from 30+ floors) The View has a quite sweet view. Ahhh, I see what they did there. Do you? The View…get it?
You get additional than a 180-degree panoramic view of the Pathum Wan region. Central Globe, Gaysorn, a wonderful private park, and even the Khlong (canal) Saen Saep can be observed from up right here.
Not terrible at all. It is good that there are not several tall buildings in sight.
Now on to the essential portion – meals. We attempted four products, which are the highlight or signature dishes at The View Rooftop Bar Bangkok. Every dish was ready actually effectively and cooked to perfection.
Initial came the nachos. A good decision, in particular just after a day of swimming. If we had been swimming, we can picture how refreshing it would have been. In contrast to some other locations, these nachos have been not stale or soggy. There was a excellent ratio of nachos to cheese to salsa and jalapeno. Completely balanced as all points really should be.
You have almost certainly heard of kapao gai – stir-fried chicken with basil leaves. Effectively, meet kapao gai pizza. Wow, what can we say about this except that it was superb. We have attempted this at a couple of other restaurants but none have carried out it justice as this has. The exciting and essential factor is that the flavor of basil chicken is not overpowering or underwhelming, which is an simple error to make. This was just ideal in terms of spice, flavor and cheese-bread ratio. You just have to attempt it to know, in particular if you are kapao fan.
These fried sweet potato sticks have been served as appetizers as effectively. They come with 4 condiments – ketchup, mayo, chili sauce, and cheese dip. Choose one particular that suits your flavor but in any case, these sweet potatoes are a wonder. We’re not massive fans of sweet potatoes but this dish was scrumptious. The texture was good as well – soft on the inside, crispy on the out.
Saving the greatest and baddest for the final was this giant beef burger with guac, bacon, tomato slice and oozing cheese. They contact it The View Burger. When I would have preferred this burger to be a bit spicy, the flavors have been actually excellent. All the things went effectively collectively as we attempted to take a gigantic bite (and failed) to match every thing in. Bursts of tanginess, sweetness, and umami came rushing in our mouth as we devoured the burger. A definite propose if you are hungry!
Oh, and if you commit 500 Baht on meals or drinks, you can use the pool.
That is 500 Baht per individual not the total bill. So if there are three of you and all want to use the pool, the bill wants to be at least 1,500 Baht. Otherwise the pool is only open to hotel guests. This is quite cool promo.
As we stated, signature cocktails are a thing we actually appear forward to at any bar. Firstly, they ought to have a couple of. Secondly, they ought to be one of a kind and exciting.
At the View Rooftop Bar, we attempted The Parch and Jarhead (two on the ideal).
The winner? The Parch! It is the one particular in the copper pineapple glass. Not only does it have good presentation (I imply, just appear at it) but even the taste was out of this planet. A wonderful blend of sourness, sweetness and even a tiny spiciness.
Our second preferred cocktail was the Margarita Sassy Cousin. I’m a sucker for passion fruit drinks so I had to order one particular of these and attempt it.
Now do not get us incorrect, we also count on the classics to be excellent. We attempted their mojito and extended island. Effectively, let’s just say they did the trick. Each have been correct to their taste and strength.
With Halloween about the corner, the bar also has a promotional set of Halloween-themed cocktails that appear pretty wicked. Certainly they didn’t have them prepared for us when we went but I am particular these are going to be good. As extended as they aren’ as well sweet.
View Rooftop Bar has a pleased hour obtain 1 get a further totally free promotion on signature cocktails that begins at five pm till 7 pm.
About View Rooftop Bar
Address: 9th Floor Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, 220 Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Hours: 10 AM – 1 AM
Telephone: 02 209 1700
Booking: You can reserve your table or cabana via their on-line booking website.